Finance Assistant - Part Time

Spirasi, the national centre for the rehabilitation of victims of torture in Ireland, wishes to appoint a part-time Finance Assistant who will support the work of a busy finance office serving a growing and diverse organization.

Person Specification:


  • NFQ level 6 (or higher) qualification in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • Able to speak, read and write English to IELTS Level 8 (Expert User)
  • Work experience as a Finance Assistant, Account Administrator, or similar role
  • Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Excellent IT skills including Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions)
  • Knowledge of accounting software (e.g. Sage) and payroll package (e.g. Thesaurus)
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors
  • Able to work effectively as part of multi-disciplinary team and independently.
  • Good sense of self care


  • Cross cultural understanding, training and experience
  • Experience of working with asylum seekers and refugees
  • Understanding of the Irish system as it pertains to asylum seekers and refugees
  • Familiarity with Salesforce CRM system

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying, please send in a copy of your CV and (no more than) a one-page letter outlining the motivation for your application to with ‘Finance Assistant’ in the subject title.

Enquiries: Rory Halpin, phone 01-8389664 or email
Closing Date: Monday 24th August 2020
Interviews: Tuesday 1st September 2020
Start Date: Immediate
Contract: One Year Fixed-Term (initially)

Full Job Description

Salary: €27,000 Pro-rata